INNOVATION SYSTEMS AND AGRI-BASED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN BURKINA FASO

Pests and diseases (especially in maize, onion, and tomatoes) constitute a major problem to the agricultural sector in Burkina Faso (and the rest of West Africa) and threaten food security in the country. To contribute to solving the problem of pests and diseases in Burkina Faso, WASCAL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Continue Reading

COP15, ABIDJAN: WASCAL CALLS FOR ROBUST SYNERGY TO FIND ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO LAND DEGRADATIONIN WEST AFRICA

One of the key highlights at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNFCCD) Abidjan Cop15 side event by Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and partners on “Shaping enabling conditions for sustainable interventions for drought resilience” was the issue of creating a robust synergy amongst stakeholders in the quest to find alternative solution Continue Reading

10 YEARS OF BUILDING A CLIMATE CHANGE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE: WASCAL CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS IN LOME

WASCAL has celebrated ten years of combating Climate Change, improving livelihoods, and promoting clean and sustainable renewable energy in West Africa. The celebrations of WASCAL A DECADE was held on 27th of May in Lomé. It was an opportunity for WASCAL to highlight progress made so far, including ongoing activities and the challenges for the Continue Reading

WASCAL IN RETROSPECT: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS; TAKING STOCK OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

WASCAL has successfully ended a two- day working meeting in Lomé, Togo, guided by the purposes and terms of references set out to review the past 10 years of the institution’s operations, while forecasting reforms that will go a long a way to ensure a more sustainable and stabilized institution; identify the challenges it has Continue Reading

NEWLY NOMINATED WASCAL SCIENTIFC ADVISORY COMMITTEE HOLD FIRST MEETING IN OUAGADOUGOU

Newly appointed Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL has held its first meeting at the Competence Centre, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the meeting was to present the new orientation strategy of the new SAC, take stock of the on-going WASCAL Research Action Plan (WRAP 2.0) projects and the Graduate School Programme. The Continue Reading

WASCAL DONATES SEVEN (7) AUTOMATIC HYDRO SENSORS TO BENIN GOVERNMENT

After the Gambia and Cabo Verde, WASCAL, through the Competence Centre has officially handed over seven (7) Automatic Hydro Sensor to the Republic of Benin for the benefit of the Department of Water Resources. The ceremony took place at the conference room of the Department for water resources, Coutonu, Benin. Speaking on behalf of the Continue Reading

WASCAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND INFORMATICS SCHOLARS VISIT COMPETENCE CENTRE

As part of their training, WASCAL scholars pursuing masters in Climate Change and Informatics at the University Joseph Ky- Zerbo of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, visited the WASCAL automatic weather station in Bossa and research facilities at the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.  The objective of the visit, which was the first of its kind, for Continue Reading

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN WASCAL AND UKCEH TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES

WASCAL has signed a cooperation agreement with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) to strengthen and promote their partnership through research collaboration to establish and implement cooperative Climate Change in various research focused areas. Through this partnership, WASCAL and UKCEH agree to establish and implement cooperation including, but not limited to, Climate and Continue Reading

WASCAL IS HIRING: PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT

WASCAL (the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is research and education-focused institution designed to provide knowledge and climate services that should help tackle the climate change challenge and enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems. It does so by strengthening the research capacity and infrastructure in West Continue Reading

WASCAL IS HIRING: SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is research and education-focused institution designed to provide knowledge and climate services that should help tackle the climate change challenge and enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems. It does so by strengthening the research capacity and infrastructure in West Africa Continue Reading

AKADEMIYA2063 AND THE WEST AFRICAN SCIENCE SERVICE CENTRE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTED LAND USE (WASCAL) PARTNER TO ADVANCE POLICY RESEARCH AND DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

AKADEMIYA2063 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) to facilitate collaboration in climate change research, provision of technical support to global and regional climate change initiatives, and the advancement of policy dialogue through stakeholder engagement. Through this partnership, AKADEMIYA2063 and Continue Reading

INVESTMENTS INTO SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- DR KARSTEN HESS, BMBF

Dr. Karsten Hess, Head of Division, Global Climate Change in Research and Biodiversity at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), major funder of WASCAL has stated that investments into science and education are key to sustainable development, and that BMBF was investing cautiously in the capacity development of WASCAL students specially to Continue Reading